Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh, Edinburgh & the Lowlands, United Kingdom

The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution held every August, and a highlight of the Edinburgh Festival. Massed pipes and drums, military bands, cultural troupes and global musicians all perform against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Held every year in August as part of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, the Tattoo is a global gathering of talented musicians and performers from around the world, along with a series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams all set against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

The Tattoo performance takes place on weekday evenings and twice on Saturdays throughout August and the second Saturday night performance includes a fantastic fireworks display and a son-et-lumière light show projected onto the façade of the castle.

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